Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

What You Missed in the News: November 24 – December 1

Our Top Stories this week include our Top Hanukkah videos, Kanye West, Harley Morenstein, Omri Casspi, the Iron Sheik, and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: December 1st, 2013 in News » World

It was an incredible week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life. To recap, we have compiled a list of Shalom Life’s top stories for the week of November 24th, containing our most read, most interesting, and most talked about material focusing on a range of topics that include news, culture, business, technology, politics and more.

Jewish Top 10s: Hanukkah Videos

Being the holiday season and all, we felt compelled to list the best Hanukkah videos gone viral including music videos, parodies, comedy sketches, and more

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Aharon Karov

Five years after his near death experience while serving as a paratrooper with the IDF, 27-year-old Aharon Karov competed in the New York City Marathon; in a Shalom Life exclusive, he talks about how he came to accomplish this tremendous feat

The Nosh Pit – Thanksgivukkah Recipes

Since this rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will only happen once in our lifetime, we may as well enjoy it with as many sumptuous recipes as possible!

Kanye West on President Obama: “Black People Don’t Have Jewish Connections” [VIDEO]

The controversial rapper insists President Obama doesn’t have access to the same things as Jewish people because of his race.

After Inspiring Millions with Cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’, Toronto Teen Olivia Wise Dies at 16
The young Jewish girl passed away Monday after a year-long battle with brain cancer, during which she dedicated her energies to raising money for cancer research

Shalom, Iceland: A Jewish Culture Guide

Although very small, the Jewish community in Iceland is not only uniting together, but also generating interest in Jewish culture outside the community

Breakthrough Jew – Harley Morenstein

Morenstein is the co-creator and host of the popular YouTube cooking show, Epic Meal Time

Omri Casspi & the Houston Rockets Get in the Hanukkah Spirit [VIDEO]

Watch Casspi, Dwight Howard, James Harden and the gang sing their own rendition of the “Dreidel Song”; it’s pretty awful

Jewish Hall of Fame: Yitzhak Rabin

Our 4th inductee into the Jewish Hall of Fame is the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, one of the most influential and important figures in Israel’s history

EXCLUSIVE: Twin Brothers, Page and Jian Magen, Bring Comedy and The Iron Sheik to Toronto

Gilbert Gottfried, Todd Shapiro, Spencer Rice, and more roasted the semi-retired wrestler

Startup Club (Hanukkah Edition): Midnight Illusions Ltd. [GIVEAWAY]

ShalomLife speaks to Jason Bavington, CEO of MI Ltd., on their two latest products: a Hanukkah puzzle app & a Hanukkah-themed colouring book app

‘What Does Your Mom Say?’: A Thanksgivukkah Parody of Ylvis’ Fox Song [VIDEO]

Watch this parody that might be just as obscure as the original

Stereotypes Prevail on Porn4Jews [PICS]

The new Tumblr dedicated to getting Jewish people hot and heavy relies primarly on age-old stereotypes, though it’s certainly worth a few laughs

Hag Sameach from Israel & the IDF [VIDEO] Hag Sameach from Israel & the IDF [VIDEO] Trending ‘Syrian Nelson Mandela’ Praises Israeli Aid for Wounded Syrians Trending Iranians Caught Using Fake Israeli Passports Trending
 

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